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Maine District Courts

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The Maine District Court system was created by the legislature in 1961. The court has 36 judges who hold court in 13 districts at 31 locations throughout Maine.[1]

This court:

  • Hears both civil and criminal matters.
  • Always sits without a jury.
  • Civil suits claiming monetary damages, domestic relations cases (divorces, separations, custody and property disputes), and involuntary commitments are examples of civil cases.

There is also a Family Division within the District Court that has jurisdiction over family matters. There are eight family law magistrates in the Family Division.

Courts by county

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